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Fraction Subtraction Worksheets

Fraction subtraction practice worksheets on subtracting like and unlike fractions; subtracting special fractions; finding missing fractions and more are available for kids from 3rd through 6th grade. They also include subtracting proper, improper and mixed fractions. Range of denominators varies from 2 to 12 in easy level; 2 to 20 in medium level and 2 to 99 in hard level.

Like Fractions - Same Denominators

Subtracting proper fractions

These worksheets are on subtracting proper fractions with the same (like) denominators. The worksheets are categorized into easy, medium and hard levels.

Proper Fraction Subtraction: Same Denominators

Easy (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Easy (Vertical): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Medium (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Medium (Vertical): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Hard (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Subtracting improper fractions

Practice subtracting improper fractions in both horizontal and vertical forms in these worksheets.

Improper Fraction Subtraction: Same Denominators

Easy (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Easy (Vertical): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Medium (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Medium (Vertical): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Hard (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Subtracting like fractions: Mixed review

The worksheets have proper, improper and mixed fractions. Subtract the pairs of fractions given in different combinations.

Subtracting Like Fractions

Proper / Improper: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Proper / Mixed: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Improper / Mixed: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

All fractions: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Unlike Fractions - Different Denominators

Subtracting proper fractions

The students should subtract each pair of fractions with unlike denominators. They should have good knowledge in least common multiple to find the solution. Requires simplification.

Proper Fraction Subtraction: Different Denominators

Easy (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Easy (Vertical): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Medium (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Medium (Vertical): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Hard (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Subtracting improper fractions

Subtract the improper fractions and reduce them to the simplest form. The denominators are different.

Improper Fraction Subtraction: Different Denominators

Easy (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Easy (Vertical): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Medium (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Medium (Vertical): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Hard (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Subtracting mixed numbers

Find the solution by subtracting the mixed fractions with different denominators. Row and column subtractions are included.

Subtracting Mixed Numbers: Different Denominators

Easy (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Easy (Vertical): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Medium (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Medium (Vertical): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Hard (Horizontal): Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Subtracting unlike fractions: Mixed review

Boost up your knowledge by practicing these worksheets on subtracting unlike fractions. Select the range of fractions you want to explore.

Subtracting Unlike Fractions

Proper / Improper: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Proper / Mixed: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Improper / Mixed: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

All fractions: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Subtracting Special Fractions

Subtracting fractions from the whole

Each worksheet contains 14 problems on subtracting proper, improper and mixed fractions from whole numbers. A mixed review of fraction subtraction problems is also included.

Subtracting with Whole Numbers

Proper: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Improper: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Mixed Numbers: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Mixed Review: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Missing Fractions

Same denominators

Focus on the numerators and identify the missing fraction in each problem. The fractions are in various forms: proper, improper and mixed.

Missing Fractions: Like Denominators

Proper: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Improper: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Mixed Numbers: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

All fractions: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Different denominators

In each problem, move the fraction from the left to the right and add them to solve the problem. Write the answer in the simplest form.

Missing Fractions: Like Denominators

Proper: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Improper: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Mixed Numbers: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

All fractions: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Finding value of variables

Find the value of the variable in each problem. The worksheets have either like fractions or unlike fractions.

Missing Variables

Same Denominators: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3

Different Denominators: Sheet 1 | Sheet 2 | Sheet 3